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McIlroy focusing on consistency

11th July 2019, 14:27 by Gareth Freeman

Rory McIlroy says he is focusing on playing his best at every event rather than attempting to peak at the majors.

The Northern Irishman has two PGA Tour event wins this season and has 21 victories worldwide outside of the majors but the last of his four major successes came in 2014.

In contrast, current world number one Brooks Koepka has won four of the last nine majors but has struggled away from the biggest events, with just two regular PGA Tour wins in total.

McIlroy was asked if he would trade being able to peak at the majors for his consistency over the course of the season.

"No, I wouldn't trade," he told the Irish Examiner.

"I look at Brooks and you see what he does in these majors and you think, 'wow, if he produced this sort of stuff every week, it would be very tough to compete'.

"Why that is, I have no idea. But he obviously does put a lot of extra emphasis on the majors and it works for him. When I try to put extra emphasis on tournaments, it almost goes the other way for me. I need to relax and I need to just sort of let it go. That's how I play my best golf.

"I look at what I've done this year and my results, scoring average and stats and everything is right where it needs to be. I honestly think this peaking for majors is a little bit of a myth."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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